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2022 52 Hike Challenge

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The Challenge

To complete a hike each week for one year. It can be a calendar year or one year from the time you start. The point is to hike weekly. More often if you choose. You determine the rules, though the suggested distance is a minimum of one mile. There are many ways to participate. Find out more by visiting the 52 Hike Challenge website.

2022 Challenge Goal

For 2022 I’ve signed up for the Adventure Series again. Follow my adventures as I take on another challenge year in 2022!

5 Waterfalls (even if they are dry)
1 Forest (if not possible, go to National Park/ Site)
1 National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, Recreation Area or Historic Trail
2 Hikes with bodies of water: Lakes, Rivers, or Ocean 
1 Stewardship hike (Trail Maintenance, pick up trash, restoration project, etc.)
1 Group hike (if you are regular to one group, visit a new group to meet new people)
1 Hike where you Introduce someone to hiking 
1 Sunset or Sunrise hike
1 Hike from your Bucket list (somewhere you have always wanted to go)
Reflection hikes (journal at the beginning, middle, and towards the end of your challenge)
Substitutions: Microadventure, Combined Hike & Camp

My Personal 52 Hike Guidelines

– Hikes must be on dirt whenever possible.
– The minimum distance must be two miles.
– I can hike solo or with friends.
– I will carry my backpack with my hiking basics (the 10 Essentials)
– I will share my trip plan (where I’m going, the trial I plan to hike, how long I expect to be gone)

2022 Hike List

#1 Clifton E. French Regional Park, Plymouth, MN
#2 Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Farmington, MN
#3 Ney Nature Center, Henderson, MN
Adventure Series: Group Hike
#4 Lake Maria State Park, Monticello, MN
Adventure Series: Combined Hike & Camp
#5 Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area, Forest Lake, MN
#6 Carver Park Reserve, Victoria, MN
#7 Afton State Park, Hastings, MN
Adventure Series: Hikes with bodies of water: Lakes, Rivers, or Ocean 
#8 Afton State Park, Hastings, MN
Adventure Hike: Camp & Hike
#9 Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul, MN
Adventure Series: Hikes with bodies of water: Lakes, Rivers, or Ocean 
#10 Afton State Park, Hastings, MN
Adventure Series: Group Hike
#11 Afton State Park, Hastings, MN
#12 Lake Maria State Park, Monticello, MN
Adventure Series: Combined Hike & Camp
#13 Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis, IN
Adventure Series: Hikes with bodies of water: Lakes, Rivers, or Ocean 
#14 Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN
#15 Carley State Park, Altura, MN
#16 Sakatah Lake State Park, Waterville, MN
#17 Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan, MN
#18 Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, WI
Adventure Series: Hikes with bodies of water: Lakes, Rivers, or Ocean 
#19 Carver Park Reserve, Victoria, MN
#20 Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo, WI
#21 Rock Cut State Park, Loves Park, IL
Adventure Series: Reflection Hike
#22 Morgan Monroe State Forest, Martinsville, IN
Adventure Series: Forest
#23 Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, IN
#24 Zumbro Bottoms West, Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest, Glasgow Township, Minnesota
#25 Parnell Tower & Spruce Lake Bog, Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit, Campbellsport, WI
#26 Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan, MN
#27 Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul, MN
Adventure Series: Reflection Hike
#28 Wild River State Park, Center City, MN
Adventure Series: Hikes with bodies of water: Lakes, Rivers, or Ocean 
#29 Wild River State Park, Center City, MN
#30 Crow Hassan Park Reserve, Hanover, MN
#31 Moose Viewing Trail, Grand Marais, MN
#32 Lookout Mountain, Cascade River State Park, Lutsen, MN
#33 County 39 to East Agnes Lake Campground, Superior Hiking Trail, Lutsen, MN
#34 Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, Two Harbors, MN
#35 Pincushion Mountain Trails, Superior National Forest, Grand Marais, MN
Adventure Series: Forest
#36 Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve, Savage, MN
#37 Coldwater Spring National River and Recreation Area, Minneapolis, MN
Adventure Series: Sunset Hike, National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, Recreation Area or Historic Trail
#38 Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, MN
Adventure Series: Group Hike
#39 Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan, MN
#40 Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul, MN
#41 #39 Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Eagan, MN
Adventure Series: Hike where you Introduce someone to hiking 
#42 Elm Creek Park Reserve, Maple Grove, MN
#43 Zion National Park, Springdale, UT
Adventure Series: Hike from your Bucket List, National Park
#44 Wildwood Regional Park, Thousand Oaks, CA
#45 Wistful Vista Trail, Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District, Oak Park, CA
#46 Chesebro Canyon Trail, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Agoura, CA
#47 Malibu Creek State Park, Calabasas, CA
#48 Chesebro Canyon Trail, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Agoura, CA
#49 Oakbrook Regional Park, Thousand Oaks, CA
#50 Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA
Adventure Series: Hike from your Bucket list, National Park
#51 Ledges State Park, Madrid, IA
#52 Coldwater Spring National River and Recreation Area, Minneapolis, MN
Adventure Series: Hike where you Introduce someone to hiking 
#53 Theodore Wirth Regional Park, Minneapolis, MN
#54 Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul, MN
Adventure Series: Reflection hikes (journal at the beginning, middle, and towards the end of your challenge)
#55 Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge, Bloomington, MN

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